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Lanner Electronics, Inc | July 15, 2022
Lanner Electronics, a leading uCPE Whitebox Solutions™ provider, today announced that the company has established a partnership with 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, to provide a full range of whitebox uCPE solutions pre-validated with 6WIND's Virtual Service Router (VSR) solutions, offering scalable virtualized routing and security at the edge.
Integrating Lanner's uCPE appliance with 6WIND's Virtual Service Router (VSR) software provides network service providers a routing and security solution with a superior deployment flexibility, carrier-grade performance, and high availability for enabling quick deployment and operationalization of a powerful IPsec VPN feature in both cloud and hybrid environments.
Lanner delivers the broadest range of pre-validated whitebox CPE appliances that enable different Virtualized Network Functions (VPN, routing, firewall, or CGNAT).
Since 2018, Lanner uCPE Platforms have been deployed in distributed enterprises, branches, and retails more than 200,000 devices. Deployed in diversified environments, these x86 based network appliances are highly customizable to meet customer demands, such as CPU core count, memory, storage, acceleration homologation, LAN configurations, and RF connectivity.
6WIND's VSR product family offers to Service Providers and enterprises a high performance and scalable software network solutions that deploy on bare metal (PNF), virtualized (VNF) or containerized (CNF) in private and public clouds. It delivers high performance IPv4/v6 Forwarding, Static and Dynamic Routing, Policy based Routing, NAT, Firewall, IPSec VPNs, Quality of Service, High Availability and more. Management options include a CLI and NETCONF/YANG-based APIs for a seamless integration with third-party network management solutions.
About Lanner Electronics
Lanner Electronics Inc (TAIEX 6245) is a world-leading provider of design, engineering, and manufacturing services for SDN and NFV network computing appliances for system integrators, service providers, and application developers.
6WIND is a leading high-performance networking software company and the worldwide market leader for Virtual Service Router (VSR) solutions. 6WIND software is deployed globally by Service Providers, System Integrators, Cloud Providers, Enterprises and Tier-1 OEMs, allowing customers to replace expensive hardware with software and virtualization for routing and security use cases.
6WIND has a global presence with Headquarters based in Paris - France, Santa Clara, CA - USA and Singapore.
Citrix | August 05, 2022
Forced by the pandemic to provide employees with access to the systems and information they needed to work from home, IT organizations around the world turned to traditional technologies like Virtual Private Networks (VPN). And they worked. But as the world moves to hybrid work, 96 percent of IT leaders who participated in a recent global survey conducted by Gartner Peer Insights on behalf of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), say they no longer cut it. And they’re rethinking their approach.
A Seismic Change
Hybrid models have radically changed where and how work gets done – and even who does it. Of the organizations who participated in the Citrix poll:
96 percent have a hybrid work policy or allow both fully remote and hybrid work
85 percent say their workforce is more geographically dispersed than it was two years ago
75 percent have seen an increase in the number of seasonal, contract, or freelance workers
A Major Miss
When it comes to supporting these changes, respondents say the solutions they put in place to enable remote work fall short in the following areas:
Fail to protect against additional security risks posed by employees working from anywhere (96 percent)
Create a digital divide between in-office and remote employees (63 percent)
Don’t provide a consistent user experience (46 percent)
Hinder efficient collaboration among distributed employees (46 percent)
Don’t support bring-your-own-device initiatives (33 percent)
Difficult to scale and manage (25 percent)
A Strategic Shift
And they are increasing their investments in technologies that allow them to provide a simpler, more consistent and secure experience for employees regardless of where they work, including:
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) (69 percent)
Virtual apps and desktops (56 percent)
Desktops as a Service (DaaS) (42 percent)
Zero trust network access (34 percent)
A Layered Approach
VPN remains the most popular solution to support remote work. But as the Citrix research reveals, it’s not enough to enable safe and productive hybrid work on its own. According to the poll, 87 percent of respondents using VPN have implemented at least one other solution to close the gaps, including:
VDI (69 percent)
Virtual Apps and Desktops (49 percent)
DaaS (39 percent)
And in doing so, they’re achieving their goal. When asked to identify the top three benefits their hybrid work solutions provide, participants in the Citrix poll said they:
Provide layered protection for all devices on the network, including unmanaged and BYOD
Create an equitable work experience by providing employees with consistent and reliable access to applications and data regardless of where they are working
Provide layered protection and consistent security management for all applications
“Hybrid work is the future of work, Innovative organizations recognize this and are reimagining the solutions used to support it so they can deliver it today.”
Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Citrix
Citrix provides a complete digital workspace platform that companies of all sizes can use to enable secure work. With Citrix, employees can work where and how they prefer, and IT can be confident their information and devices remain safe. Click here to learn more about Citrix solutions and the value they can provide.
Citrix builds the secure, unified digital workspace technology that helps organizations unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever work needs to get done. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments.
Agio | September 16, 2022
Agio, a leading cybersecurity and managed IT provider for financial services firms, published its inaugural 2022 Hedge Fund Managed IT Trends Report today. The survey, conducted earlier this year, captures the opinions and perceptions of recent, current, and future technology management and information security programs, initiatives, and readiness from 100 hedge fund practitioners across the technology, operations, cybersecurity, and compliance fields.
Survey respondents revealed that, coming out of the pandemic, firms are reevaluating their options with respect to in-sourcing versus outsourcing IT management. Looking ahead to the next two years, 89 percent of firms that currently in-source IT management said they are likely to allocate more spend to outsourced services. The driver behind this shift is a need for heightened security (54%), increased access to public cloud management and support expertise (46%), and more responsive end-user support (44%).
89% of firms that in-source IT management today said they plan to allocate more spend to outsourced services.
Of those firms already outsourcing IT management, 91 percent said they are likely to switch providers. Among the largest hedge funds that currently outsource (funds with +$5 billion AUM), nearly two-thirds (64%) reported they were likely to change service providers in the next 24 months because their current vendor is unable to support a public cloud environment.
In discussing how the managed service provider (MSP) model will change in the coming years, respondents predicted providers will employ artificial intelligence to remove service friction and increase service uptime (47%), as well as to enable support agents to be more responsive when issues do arise (47%). Most firms (51%) also predicted that MSPs will soon be measured and compensated by how well they limit break-fix issues versus how many issues they resolve.
"Viewing IT management and security operations through a single lens is essential to our vision of delivering secure, reliable, and resilient information systems, We also agree with survey respondents that MSPs must evolve now or perish. We've made meaningful investments in AI-driven tools that empower our support agents to deliver better client service and improved system availability. That combination of human brilliance and predictive analytics is the future of managed services."
Bart McDonough, CEO and Founder of Agio
Other topics explored in this year's report include how firms are adjusting to the impact of new regulations; what steps firms are taking to ensure system uptime and information security while supporting a distributed workforce; and how the industry is shifting with respect to managing systems on-prem, in the cloud, and across multiple cloud environments.
Agio is a hybrid cybersecurity and managed IT organization equipping the financial services and healthcare industries with next-generation cyber protection and technology support. Agio has extensive experience building, maintaining, optimizing, and securing IT infrastructure for the world's most prestigious client organizations. With more than 300 employees, our culture prioritizes frequent and timely communication to provide unrivaled, highly personalized service across all our solutions, including managed detection and response, 360° cybersecurity programs, virtual CISO (vCISO) support, technology hosting, monitoring, management, global service desk, desktop as a service, disaster prevention, and recovery. Agio is headquartered in New York, NY, with additional offices around the world.